Designing for social context of mobility: Mobile applications for always-on users

Nithya Sambasivan (Corresponding author), Leena Ventä, Jani Mäntyjärvi, Minna Isomursu, Jonna Häkkilä

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Abstract

The informational and instrumental portabilities of mobile devices have made the devices appropriable in various contexts and for various uses. This, then, leads us to ask - -how does the always-on usage impact our day-to-day lives? Extensive investigations were carried out to uncover sociotechnical configurations, appropriations, and negotiations developed to combat perpetual technological availability. Based on the findings, we developed three prototypes, which utilize context-awareness to promote increased sociability, stress relief, and reduced intrusiveness. In this paper, we report on the user investigations, design conception, prototypes, evaluations, and broader learnings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design
Subtitle of host publicationOpen 24/7, OZCHI '09
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Pages137-144
Number of pages8
Volume411
ISBN (Print)978-160558854-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period23/11/0927/11/09

Keywords

  • Context-aware
  • Informational boundaries
  • Urban computing
  • mobile devices
  • Social aspects of mobile phones

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    Sambasivan, N., Ventä, L., Mäntyjärvi, J., Isomursu, M., & Häkkilä, J. (2009). Designing for social context of mobility: Mobile applications for always-on users. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09 (Vol. 411, pp. 137-144). Association for Computing Machinery ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1738826.1738849